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Articles on Major Figures in
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Caesar's eventful life and reputation 2098 years after his birth.

Great Caesar! is a biography of the greatest man ever, according to some.

Callimachus was the greatest Hellenistic era poet.

Callinus of Ephesus was one of the first ancient Greek elegiac poets.

Camillus had a checkered career, running in and out of public favor.

Son of the Emperor Septimius Severus, Caracalla killed his brother to gain power over the Roman Empire.

Lord Carnarvon
Glossary entry on the man who financed the work leading to the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb.

Cassandra princess of Troy was awarded to Agamemnon at the end of the Trojan War. Cassandra prophesied their murder, but as was true with all her prophecies, Cassandra was not believed.

Timeline of events in the life of one of the major conspirators in the assassination of Julius Caesar.

Cassius Dio
Roman historian from Nicaea [see Map section e-f/L-M] who wrote in Greek.

Cato the Elder
M. Porcius Cato (Cato the Elder or Cato the Censor) was a 2nd Century B.C. Roman politician, general, and writer noted for his austere way of life and rigid principles.

Famous Roman poet.

Stoics & Moral Philosophy: Zeno, Cleanthes, and Chrysippus on the rational universe.

Glossary entry on the Roman orator and statesman who uncovered the Catilinarian Conspiracy.

Guest article on the Athenian general Cimon, presumed cousin of Thucydides, who participated in the Persian Wars.

Glossary entry on the Roman farmer who was named temporary dictator and then hurried home to resume his chores.

Stoics & Moral Philosophy: Zeno, Cleanthes, and Chrysippus on the rational universe.

Solon may have started the democratic reforms in Athens, but it was Cleisthenes who made them work.

Cleopatra, larger than life, as befits a human god, won the hearts of the leading men.

Clodia (Claudia)
Notorious woman of the Rome of Caesar, Cicero, and Catullus.

Clytemnestra was the wife of Agamemnon.

Constantine the Great
Roman emperor who made Christianity the state religion.

Corinna of Tanagra
Fifth century Boeotian poet famed for defeating Pindar in a poetic competition.

Story of the honor paid a Roman mother as exemplified by Coriolanus.

The mother of the Gracchi and a paragon of feminine virtue in Ancient Rome.

Croesus of Lydia
Ten reasons to know who this king of Lydia was.

A tyrant wannabe.

Ruler of the Persian Empire.

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